The landing of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rockets onto floating drone ships is always an impressive sight. But for those who fancy themselves as space-age tech moguls yet don’t have $60 million in their wallets, there is a solution.
YouTube Channel Ajw61185 has released a video recreating these momentous landings with a miniature remote-control Falcon 9, a floating platform, and a swimming pool. Of course, just like SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets, it also lands vertically with the help of deployable stabilizing legs. Fingers crossed it won’t end in a ball of flames like this month's landing.
Unfortunately, the hobbyist behind the remote-control rocket said in the video description that there's no plan to sell a kit based on this project. Although, he did go on to say: “Doing this project gave me even more respect for the folks at SpaceX. Doing it with a toy was hard, doing it in real life, coming back from space is nothing short of magic."